Newtown, Buckland St. Mary, Chard


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  • Bedrooms: 5
**NO ONWARD CHAIN** An opportunity to purchase a substantial detached 5 bedroom family home steeped in history and situated in The Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property dates back just over 200 years and was built to house a farrier, blacksmith and wheelwright to service carts on the newly constructed main road. The Smithy still remains on the property along with many other original features that make this property unique. Apart from being a comprehensive family home, The Old Smithy was used in the 1980's as a Bed and Breakfast but with its secure outbuildings and courtyard would also suit someone who had an interest in classic cars or wanted to run a small business from home.

The property comprises: Entrance porch, sitting room with inglenook fireplace, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, double aspect lounge, study, rear hall, master bedroom with en suite, 4 further bedrooms, bathroom, garage/workshop, further garage, cobbled courtyard, open store, old smithy, tool shed, mower shed, greenhouse and a generous garden and apple orchard. Total ground of approximately 0.6 acres.

Newtown is situated along the A303 between Buckland St Mary and Bishopswood. Ilminster (4.5 miles), Chard (5 miles), Taunton (10 miles).


The property is best approached via a small lane to the side which takes you to the rear and garage entrance. There is parking here as well as on the front drive.


The property is set back from the road with a charming and immaculate front garden with pathway leading to the original front door of the house. There is also an original arched doorway that leads to the cobbled courtyard and various outbuildings including the original Old Smithy.

Storm Porch

Sitting Room

5.08m x 4.88m (16'7 x 16'0 )

Windows to the front and rear of the property, solid elm flooring throughout, large inglenook fireplace with bread oven, exposed beams, TV point and 2 x radiators. A particular feature of this room can be found to the rear of the inglenook. Called a squint it is a small window which allowed the boss to look through the wall and on to his workers in the outbuilding beyond.

Dining Room

4.88m x 3.68m (16'0 x 12'1 )

Windows to the front and rear, solid elm floorboards, door to rear hall, exposed beams, stairs to 1st floor landing and 1 x radiator.


4.78m x 3.10m (15'8 x 10'2 )

Window to the front, door to rear, tiled flooring throughout, exposed stonework and beams, a comprehensive range of wall and base storage units, oil fired Aga, additional electric oven with ceramic hob over, 1 1/2 bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap, space and plumbing for a dishwasher, space for a fridge.

Utility Room

2.39m x 2.08m (7'10 x 6'9 )

Windows to the front and side, boiler housing the oil fired central heating system, sink with drainer and cupboard under, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer with cupboard over, double full height storage cupboard with sliding doors.


Window to the side, WC, wash hand basin.


6.48m x 4.50m (21'3 x 14'9 )

Window to the rear, French doors to the patio (all double glazed) and garden, 3 x radiators.


4.29m x 3.18m (14'0 x 10'5 )

Windows to the side and the rear, door to the rear.

Rear Hallway

Stretching the entire width of the property, fully tiled floor, doors to both sides and rear, 2 windows to rear, 1 x radiator.

1st Floor Landing

3 Windows to the rear of the property, built in double wardrobe, 1 x radiator and an airing cupboard.

Bedroom 1

3.38m x 3.10m (11'1 x 10'2 )

Windows to the rear and side, built in double wardrobe, 1 x radiator.

En Suite

Window to the side overlooking the garden, bath with shower over, pedestal basin, heated towel rail.

Separate WC

Window to the side, WC.

Bedroom 2

4.88m x 3.58m (16'0 x 11'8 )

Window to the front, extensive built in wardrobes, exposed natural stone of the chimney breast, telephone point, 1 x radiator.

Bedroom 3

3.28m x 2.77m (10'9 x 9'1 )

Windows to the front and side, basin with tiled splashbacks, hatch to loft space, 1 x radiator.

Bedroom 4

3.00m x 2.69m (9'10 x 8'10 )

Window to the front, hatch to loft space, 1 x radiator.

Bedroom 5

3.05m x 2.67m (10'0 x 8'9 )

Window to the front, 1 x radiator.


Window to the side, a good sized shower cubicle, WC, pedestal basin, heated towel rail.


10.19m x 6.10m (33'5 x 20'0 )

Electric roller door to the North which is approached via the single track lane to the rear of the property, further double doors that lead through the other side to the courtyard and other garage, original wooden mezzanine floor, lighting and power. The roof has been restored recently.

Open Store

Open on one side, beautiful old timber work, cobbled floor with tiled roof.

Old Smithy

The Old Smithy remains fairly untouched and offers a rare glimpse of its history. When you walk in you are taken back in time. There is the original forge which is serviced by the 2 weighted bellows behind. When you take a look around you can see the original Anvil, sharpening stone, a wealth of old forged tools, hinges and other pieces that will remain with the property on completion of a sale. Outside the Smithy and firmly in the ground is the original wheel former that was used to construct the wheels for the wagons.


6.38m x 3.68m (20'11 x 12'0 )

A timber and stone built garage with windows to the side, lighting and power.

Garden and Grounds

To the side of the property is a generous paved patio area with steps leading to the extensive garden. The garden is mainly laid to lawn which leads to a charming apple orchard at the East end. There is a comprehensive vegetable garden that leads to generous fruit cages. The garden has lovely flower borders and mature hedgerows. There is also a stone built mower shed, further shed, greenhouse and a small wildlife pond, parking for several cars at the front and rear.

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